Some people are very particular with their desserts, so when a certain dessert can be made two ways, they may prefer one over the other. Koeksisters is one African dessert that has two versions of how it can be made. Both versions are wonderful, no matter which one a person actually prefers. To make the Koeksisters, you mix together cake flour, salt, baking powder, butter, egg, and water. One of the versions is the Afrikaner, and it is served in the shape of a braid and coated with syrup. The other version is the Cape Malay, and that one is shaped like an oval and topped with coconut. A food that is very similar to the Koeksisters is fried dough. There is a crunchy texture that combines with the sweetness of the syrup or coconut.